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Des Moines, IA, United States, 2013/04/16 - To conquer the unique palatability and stability challenges associated with low-fat petfood diets, Kemin launches PALFRESH™, a patent-pending portfolio of palatability enhancers with additional antioxidant protection - Kemin.com.
Low-fat petfood diets have a unique stability challenge because they include less topical fat, which is where antioxidants are typically added to stabilize the kibble. With less topical fat, kibbles from low-fat diets are unevenly coated leaving kibbles susceptible to rapid oxidation. In addition, low-fat diets may have reduced pet acceptance, which can be further compromised by stability challenges.
“Low-fat petfood diets have historically been the most difficult diets to stabilize,” says Lynn Deffenbaugh, global product manager for palatants at Kemin. “The one-size-fits-all antioxidant dosage in topical fats works for standard diets, but low-fat diets are under-dosed because the stability program depends on the antioxidant to be carried by the topical fat.”
PALFRESH is a breakthrough line of palatability enhancers that deliver targeted antioxidant dosage through liquid application, ensuring that petfood kibble is evenly coated and protected from oxidation. PALFRESH also improves shelf-life by utilizing palatants that do not have a pro-oxidant effect an effect that rapidly sacrifices antioxidants and contributes to stability issues.
In addition to stabilizing low-fat diets, PALFRESH maintains better palatability through shelf-life. Trials have shown that while initial palatability between a PALFRESH treated diet and a control diet are similar; diets treated with PALFRESH can preserve palatability better over time.
“We recognized an industry challenge, coupled with the growing consumer demand for weight management diets,” says Giuseppe Abrate, president of the nutrisurance division of Kemin. “So we put our scientists to work using their knowledge and expertise in both ingredient stability and palatability to provide a solution that would meet our customers’ needs.”
Deffenbaugh will share additional research on PALFRESH at Petfood Forum in Schaumburg, Illinois during her presentation entitled,“Stabilization Technology to Deliver and Maintain Palatability throughout Pet Food Shelf Life”, which will take place on Wednesday, April 17 at 10:30 am. In addition to Deffenbaugh’s presentation, Kemin representatives will be available at booth 223.
About Kemin Inspired Molecular Solutions™
Kemin (kemin.com) provides “inspired molecular solutions” specifically developed to provide nutrition and health benefits for humans and animals. Committed to feed and food safety, Kemin maintains top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities where approximately 500 specialty ingredients are made for the global feed and food industries as well as the health, nutrition and beauty markets. A privately held, family-owned and operated company, Kemin has more than 1,600 employees and operates in 90 countries with manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Singapore, South Africa and the United states.
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